What Did Critics Think of English National Opera's New Production of The Merry Widow?

The Verdict   What Did Critics Think of English National Opera's New Production of The Merry Widow?
 
The Max Webster–helmed staging of the Franz Lehár operetta opened March 1 at the London Coliseum.
Sarah Tynan and cast of <i>The Merry Widow</i>
Sarah Tynan and cast of The Merry Widow Clive Barda

English National Opera's new production of The Merry Widow officially opened at the London Coliseum March 1. The new staging of Franz Lehár's comic operetta hails fro Max Webster, marking his ENO debut alongside conductor Kristiina Poska.

Leading the cast are Sarah Tynan as Hanna Glawari and Nathan Gunn as Count Danilo Danilowitsch, with Andrew Shore as Baron Mirko Zeta, Robert Murray as Camille de Rosillon, and Rhian Lois as Valencienne.

Read reviews for the production below.

The Evening Standard (Julian Glover)

Financial Times (Hannah Nepil)

Gay Times (Chris Selman)

The Guardian (Tim Ashley)

Independent (Michael Church)

Londonist (Johnny Fox)

The Stage (George Hall)

The Telegraph (Rupert Christiansen)

The staging features choreography by Lizzi Gee, new English lyrics by Jerry Springer: The Opera's Richard Thomas, an adapted book by April De Angelis, sets by Ben Stones, costumes by Esther Bialas, and lighting design by Bruno Poet.

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